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Personhood Amendments

Debate Questions That Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Need to Be Asked

Carole Joffe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Carole Joffe

The American people deserve to know what they might actually expect with respect to reproductive health services in a Romney-Ryan presidency. And we also deserve moderators willing to ask the right questions.

Laura Bassett

Colorado Personhood Push Falls Short Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Backers of a controversial fetal personhood measure in Colorado have failed to gather enough signatures to get the proposal on the November ballot, Co...

The Akin Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The battle to reverse Roe v. Wade is essentially the same war being waged against undocumented worker, only on the reproductive front. It is a thinly veiled effort at subjugating what is viewed as a threat to job security.

Republicans: What About Children Outside the Womb?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

It seems the Republican obsession with being pro-life lasts about nine months. After that, it's each baby for herself. So Democrats, let's be clear and strong: Being pro-birth is not automatically the same thing as being pro-life.

Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

If Proposed Initiative 46 passes, men who rape women in Colorado will be secure in the knowledge that their efforts to humiliate and degrade those women will be backed up and reinforced by state action forcing those women to go to term -- whether they want to or not.

Go for It, GOP -- Sperm Rights!

Martha Burk | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Protecting sperm rights would benefit society, and wouldn't really harm men. Understand -- a man's right to control his own body and life choices would not be infringed. Men could still have sex. They would merely be asked to accept a few tiny, ever-so-reasonable restrictions.

Mitt Romney and the Temple of Womb

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.

Your Wallet or Your Womb

Lisa Wexler | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

We can no longer pretend that Mitt Romney will focus on money and nothing else. As an occasional Republican myself, I wish that were true. It's not. Romney's appointment of Ryan as his running mate confirms the anti-choice agenda in big, bold, bright red colors.

Paul Ryan: the 'Personhood' Crocodile?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Enacted into law, a Romney/Ryan personhood plan could remove women's reproductive rights completely.

"Dear Dan, Please Make Sure Your Listeners Know I'm Against Abortion, Even After Rape"

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters should get clarification from Coffman about his personhood views, and you'd expect him to be just as eager to clarify today as he was three years ago.

Secularism: Where Are The Women?

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

For reasons that social scientists have yet to definitively unpuzzle, atheism and agnosticism are overwhelmingly staffed by men. My guess is that women see secularism more as having to do with atheism than with gender-based church-state issues.

John Celock

NOW President Calls Wisconsin Single Parent Bill 'Astonishing New Front'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The president of the National Organization for Women described a Wisconsin bill, based on the idea that single parenting could lead to child abuse, as...

Friday Talking Points -- "Hands Off My Uterus!"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

They don't wear funny hats any more, but there still sure are a lot of Puritans in this country these days. It wouldn't surprise me if you told me some red state is going to force every woman who gets birth control to wear a scarlet letter.

Birth Control, Abortion Battles Inspire Protest Legislation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Debates over birth control and abortion have taken center stage in the states and in Congress, with Republicans in many state legislatures weighing bi...

Unborn in the USA

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Given that the number of unborn is currently unknown, it could reach the trillions -- or gazillions -- and should all those unborn give their grateful loyalty upon birth (should it occur) to the religious far right, the Republican Party could overwhelm elections through eternity.

Would Coors Put His Vote Where His Money Is and Co-Sponsor Personhood Bills?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Congressional candidate Joe Coors gave $1,000 to Personhood Colorado in support of its efforts to pass a personhood amendment in 2010. So would Coors put his vote where his money is:

John Celock

Lawmakers Kill Controversial Personhood Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the state's personhood bill, a key victory for women's groups seeking to battle the current proposal...

Speeding Tickets For Embryos? As Personhood Bills Proliferate, Could Be

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Remember the "Defense of Marriage" ballot measures? Ah, those were simpler, more innocent days. The dark forces of Old-Time Religion have moved on to a more sophisticated campaign.

The Republican War on Women: Invading the Vagina in Virginia

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

Every person who has a body should view this law as a direct assault. So, too, should every person who believes that women are human beings.

Yesterday I Was Just a Sperm Cell. Now I'm a Person!

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Since the pro-lifers came up with this awesome personhood idea, I've been dating an ovum named Emily. She's a babe. Obviously, we can't have sex because that would form an embryo, which is a no-no, but we can do... um... everything else.

Since When Are Persons Supposed to Be Above the Law and Paying Taxes?

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

If you believe citizens should pay taxes, so should businesses. If citizens should obey the laws, so should corporations. If no person is above the law, then no business should be above the law either.

Don't Let Anyone Tell You Abortion Issues Don't Matter in Washington

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.06.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Hank Brown, with due respect, journalists were right in 2010 not to accept the GOP post-primary cries that abortion issues mattered so little compared to jobs that they need not be discussed.

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich: Life Begins At 'Successful Implantation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich clarified his position on personhood Friday when he told ABC News' Jake Tapper that he b...

Laura Bassett

'Personhood' Anti-Abortion Initiative Gets A Makeover In Georgia

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The national movement to define a zygote as a legal person failed a few weeks ago in Mississippi, but anti-abortion advocates behind two new "personho...

Media Omission: Romney Supported Personhood Four Years Ago

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The most fair and accurate way for journalists to describe Romney's position on personhood is to write that he's flip-flopped on the issue over the years.